Thanks to Valery for sending this along to me! During the 5th International Alvar Aalto Seminar last summer, Dai Fujiwara, a designer for Issey Miyake, challenged all the keynote speakers to join together to create a wedding for Finnish couple Ulla-Maaria Mutanen and Jyri Engestrom. Participants included [get this!] Issey Miyake, the Bouroullec brothers, Hella Jongerius, Louise Campbell, Ilkka Suppanen and Camper. Best of all, the couple got to have their event at the offices of Alvar Aalto himself! The whole thing is pretty amazing, as seen by the images. You can find more information at the weddings website, Its a Beautiful Day.
Starting from top:
Dress by Issey Miyake, shoes by Camper
The lovely couple all decked out
Candelabras by Louise Campbell
Wedding chairs by the Bouroullec brothers – the couples names will be written on the back.
Ring by Ilkka Suppanen – made of gold thread, its meant to symbolize that you can get “married” every day if you like.
Button corsages by Hella Jongerius
[images from Wallpaper]
[images from Emily Amey]
Me & Ro truly has exquisite pieces of jewelry…modern and ethereal at the same time. The earrings and necklaces would make great bridesmaids gifts and the engagements rings would make great…well…engagement rings! Completely drool worthy, no guy could go wrong proposing with one of these puppies.
[images from Me & Ro]
Absolutely beautiful! If i had my chance to do it again, I would wish for the Lentil ring by Caroline Ellen….its the big one up top with the mini diamonds all over it. A wedding band fits PERFECTLY underneath. Its very “take THAT tradition!” You can find it at Fragments in Soho, and apparently Caroline will do it in other metals. Definitely check her out.
[images from Caroline Ellen]
Chad and I walked into Barneys when we first started dating, saw engagement rings by Malcolm Betts, and knew that this was the the engagement ring I would get. The woman at Barneys told us that all his rings are handmade and use vintage stones, which was nice to know, because it gives the jewelry a history, and we dont have to worry about contributing to the whole blood diamond trade. What I love most about his rings, and especially my engagement ring, is that its not your standard Tiffany 6 prong setting…I’ve never been able to fathom having a stone being set inches away from my actual finger! I could poke my eye out in my sleep! My ring has a low bevel setting, and looks modern while retaining its handmade charm. Suits me perfectly! (mine’s the center one above!)